The National Weather Service has issued a WIND ADVISORY for Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe which is in effect until 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.
A FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT UNTIL MONDAY AT 6:00 A.M. A statewide flash flood advisory remains in effect through Monday at 6 p.m. Rain totals from this storm include 4.7 inches in Hana, 1.5 inches on Moloka’i and an incredible 13.85 inches or rain at Kahana on O’ahu.
EFFECTS: Winds are expected to be coming from the northeast 25 to 35 mph with localized gusts to 55 mph. Winds are expected to trend down through 4 pm. Winds this strong can bring down tree branches and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
INFORMATION: A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 30 MPH, OR GUSTS OF AT LEAST 50 MPH, ARE EXPECTED. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION.
Maui Civil Defense Agency will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio for any updates. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. The NOAA Weather internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl .
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200.